LATIN JAZZ @ MONDO CD Release Tour Event with BOSSA BRASIL® QUARTET in Concert
A special CD release tour concert with the popular BOSSA BRASIL® QUARTET comes to the popular monthly LATIN JAZZ @ MONDO music series on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 8:00pm. Teatro Sí brings to you this cultural opportunity as accomplished Brazilian jazz drummer Mauricio De Souza and his BOSSA BRASIL® musicians return to the area with their critically acknowledged sounds at the stage at the unique & cozy MONDO venue, located at 426 Springfield Avenue in downtown Summit, NJ.
Mauricio is joined for this performance by accomplished musicians; Anton Denner on alto sax, Jerry Weir on vibraphone, and Gary Mazzaroppi on bass as they celebrate the music on the recently released TRAJETORIAS CD recording plus other BOSSA BRASIL® favorites.
Mauricio de Souza has been performing and directing his own groups for the past 13 years. Originally from Brasilia, Brasil, de Souza has settled in northern New Jersey. A pupil of Joe Morello, Mauricio easily transitions between straight ahead jazz and Brazilian jazz. As a band leader, de Souza has released three commercial albums including the latest TRAJETORIAS recording and has performed in prestigious venues and festivals in New York, New Jersey and beyond..
In New York, de Souza has been heard at The Blue Note (with his group, Bossa Brasil®), performed monthly at Garage Jazz Club for several years, and has appeared at Smoke Jazz Club, Smalls Jazz Club, Lenox Lounge, Saint Peter's Church, Kitano Hotel, Bar Next Door, Whitney Museum, New York Polish Consulate, Cutting Room, Via Brasil, SOB's, New York Athletic Club, and Bubby's (Brooklyn) among many others.
In New Jersey, de Souza has performed at NJPAC's Sounds of the City, Trumpets Jazz Club (Montclair), Priory (Newark), Cornerstone (Metuchen), Salt Creek Grille (Princeton), Deltas (New Brunswick), Cecils Jazz Club (West Orange), Tomaso's Jazz Room (Edgewater), Cross Roads (Garwood), Chico's House of Jazz (Asbury Park), Mohawk House (Sparta), Giamano's (Bradley Beach), Moonstruck (Asbury Park), and Museum of Early Trades and Crafts (Madison) to name a few.
In Philadelphia, he has been heard at Chriss and Ortliebs Jazz clubs. De Souza has also performed at Cubata in Waterbury, Connecticut and Lily Pad in Massachusetts.
Festival appearances include: 2016 Festival International de Jazz de Québec, 2012/2013/2015 Westfield's Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festival, 2012 Morristown's Music Without Borders, 2011 NJPAC's Sounds of the City, 2011 Morristown's First Night, 2011 Morristown Festival, 2010/2011 Keyport International Festival, 2011/2012/2013 EAP Hispanic Heritage Month Lunchtime Series, 2008/2009 Red Bank Jazz and Blues Festival, 2006/2007/2008/2009/2010 Church St. Music Festivals (Montclair, NJ), 2009/2010 Journal Square Summer Series (Jersey City), 2009 Long Branch (NJ) Jazz and Blues Festival, 2007/2008 Artes Latinas Festival (Westampton, NJ), 2005 Burlington County (NJ) Music Festival, the 2005 Chester (NJ) Music Festival, and the 2004 Campbell Music Festival in Camden, NJ.
De Souza's previous albums, "Here. There..." and "Different Directions" have achieved high critic and public acclaim. Both albums were covered in Jazz Week and were featured on WBGO, Sirius XM, Pandora, Music Choice, and numerous radio stations in the US, Canada, Brazil, Canary Islands and Venezuela.
2016 brought the release of de Souza's third commercial album, Trajetórias. It features Bossa Brasil® in a live concert at Galeria West in Westfield, NJ. The repertoire highlights de Souza's arrangements of compositions by Tom Jobim, Milton Nascimento, Hermeto Pascoal, and Pat Metheny. Trajetórias is currently being played on radio stations in the US, Canada, and Brazil. For the opening CD release concert at Saint Peter's Church in New York City, de Souza was featured in the January, 2017 issue of Hot House Jazz Magazine. The album has also been reviewed by Scott Yanow (Jazz Journalist/Historian/Author).
Mauricio has also been featured in numerous publications, including the cover of Hot House Jazz Magazine, Jazz Times Magazine, Modern Drummer Magazine and Blog, New York City Jazz Record, Jazz Inside New York, Revista Gente, The Star Ledger and others.
Concert tickets are priced at $20 in advance / $25 at the door. Reservations & info are also available by calling the Teatro Si box office at 908-301-9496 or purchase tickets in person at MONDO in Summit.
We recommend enjoying a fine meal at one of several fine restaurants in downtown Summit before or after the show. Event proceeds benefit programming efforts at Teatro Si, a 501(c) 3 not for profit organization.
426 Springfield Ave
Summit, NJ 07901
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